Thoughts of a 78-64 win against the Mavericks:
Down with Deilles Ron Davis started before the game with Achilles wounds. Al Durham Jr. was on his back for the first half. And Romeo Langford left late, with a head in his face and a bloody nose. Add them to the list of injured Hoosiers ̵
The Hoosiers were left with an exhausted squad on this team, and Archie Miller decides not to include Jake Forrester, Clifton Moore or Johnny Jager at all times. It meant that only seven Hoosiers saw the ground – and only six in the second half with Durham – with four heavy minutes. Robert Phinisee played 39. Juwan Morgan played 36. Justin Smith and Langford played 34.
"Hopefully we can get some guys back so we can get some submarines," Miller said after the contest.
It could not be ruled out that the Hoosiers came out victorious, but you're wondering if this had anything against a hard-pressed, run-down and undersized UT Arlington squad that gave them a win in the second half of the race Regulars had essentially no break.
After Indiana's lead rose to 20 at the start of the second half after some quick results, Indiana's lead fell to 6:33 and the Mavericks were 1-1. of-12 from a distance in the first half, heated from great depth. Edric Dennis was 5 out of 10 (13 points) after the break, scoring three 3-point points and scoring in the track.
It did not help that Indiana's sales problems from the Arkansas contest such as the Hoosiers reversed the ball in a quarter (18 turnovers) of its ownership in this contest, a season high. Every player who saw time had at least one. Justin Smith had six, although he was 5-of-8 for 13 points off the ground. Langford had four, one of which was almost identical to a mishap he had against Arkansas, a left-wing pass that was cut off at the head of the key.
But in the last 7:38 minutes of the contest, Indiana never turned the ball over, which helped them finish the competition in a 17-4 run to seal the deal. The Hoosiers were not particularly good from a distance (2-of-12), although Damezi Anderson hit a key from the left corner to secure the win. The Hoosiers were a good 16 out of 23 (69.6 percent) off the line, but that may be better. Juwan Morgan threw his weight to 23 points and 10 rebounds, six of which were in the offensive end.
A few days before Thanksgiving played between two other competitions, it was anything but a top performance. And that was maybe to be expected. If Indiana continues on this path, there is cause for concern. But this is one of those that you learn from and do not spend too much on as you move forward.
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